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Guthrie Athletic Trainer - Sports Medicine - Full Time in Binghamton, New York

This position is eligible for up to a $15,000 sign-on bonus and up to $20,000 in student loan repayment!

Position Summary: The certified athletic trainer is a licensed allied healthcare professional whose primary concern is the optimal health of student athletes and physically active individuals. Under the direction of a physician, they specialize in injury prevention, injury evaluation and management, emergency situations, rehabilitation, and returning the athlete to play safely and quickly. The certified athletic trainer will be assigned to provide outreach athletic training services to high school & Jr high school athletics at contracted schools.

Education, License & Cert: The incumbent shall, at a minimum, be a Graduate of a CAATE accredited bachelor’s or master’s degree program, and BOC certified in good standing. Current licensure in the state of primary practice is required. Current dual licensure in New York and Pennsylvania is preferred. Current BLS Certification for the professional mandated.

Experience: Education/experience in working with adolescent athletic population preferred

Essential Functions: 1. Communicates and demonstrate a professional image/attitude for patients, families, clients, athletic directors, coaches, coworkers, and others. 2. Provides high quality care to athletes/patients to include prevention, immediate care, assessment, rehabilitation, referral and communication with providers. Including monitoring athletic activities and events for potential safety hazards or unsafe practices and notify the appropriate supervisor. Making appropriate recommendations to athletic directors or coaches pertaining to protective equipment. Working with coaches to develop and implement effective and appropriate training and conditioning programs for student athletes.

  1. Provide initial assessment and care for emergent, acute and chronic sports related injuries and illnesses and make effective & timely determination if a higher level of care is appropriate. 4. Communicate with appropriate school officials and parents/guardians of athletes regarding injuries/illness, care provided or recommendations for care while working closely and cooperatively with Medical Director/physician(s)/provider(s) to treat and rehabilitate injured student athletes. Develop individualized treatment plans as needed and appropriate interventions under the supervision of the Medical Director or athlete’s physician/provider. May provide onsite rehabilitation program at school or recommendation of therapy referral to outpatient facility.

  2. Documentation in athlete Electronic Medical Record to include health status, injury, illness, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation and/or encounters. Document in Presagia EMR software the injury, treatment and encounter status of all student athletes for both home and away teams. Document at the beginning of each sports season all athletes’ demographic information, team/sport participation and grade. All Injuries to athletes must be documented in Presagia within 24 hours. New injuries or illnesses should be created in the “Unresolved Injuries” or “Unresolved Illness” section and must include date and time of injury, body part, side, type of injury, severity, mechanism of injury, and injured while at. The injury must be linked to the appropriate team & sport at the time of injury. Initial management and recommendations as well as relevant history of the injury must also be thoroughly documented on the “Unresolved Injuries” or “Unresolved Illnesses” page when the injury is created. Initial assessment must be added as a note with note type “Initial Injury Assessment” and should document your thorough assessment of each injury or illness to include, history, observation, palpation, ROM, MMT, Neuro Eval, special tests, and differential diagnosis.

    1. Provide return‐to‐play guidance to athletes, coaches and parents/guardians following injury under the supervision of Medical Director/ physician/provider. 7. Maintains appropriate level of communication with Medical Director and consults with Medical Director / provider regarding referrals for other services as needed. 8. Participating in continuing education/professional development activities. Attends/presents at departmental in‐service sessions as scheduled. Attends external professional growth activities as scheduled and communicates information to the team. 9. Adhere to policies and practices of applicable federal and state guidelines, professional organizations, entity facilities and entity specific policies. Is familiar with and acts according to contents of applicable professional code, employee/handbook, unit Policy & Procedure and organizational policies. 10. Meets established organizational standards within a fiscally responsible manner.

Other Duties: 1. Other duties as assigned. 2. All equipment and duties within the sports medicine department as listed in the Competency Checklist.

The pay range for this position is $25.10 - $39.77/hr

Joining the Guthrie team allows you to become a part of a tradition of excellence in health care. In all areas and at all levels of Guthrie, you’ll find staff members who have committed themselves to serving the community.

The Guthrie Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.

The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit, integrated, practicing physician-led organization in the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty group practice of more than 500 physicians and 302 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities. Guthrie Medical Education Programs include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery Residency, as well as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a clinical campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.